Testimonials

Testimonials | What Clients Say 

Magical three weeks for all 27 of us

Magical three weeks for all 27 of us

MeraLee Goldman and Jay Canel & families, USA

We were very thrilled and excited to create this trip for all of our children and our grandchildren. We had high expectations, but every day far exceeded our fondest hopes and dreams. It has been a magical three weeks for all of us, enriching our lives and creating amazing shared memories ... Read more
Ceramics tour impresssions

Ceramics tour impresssions

Feedback from a Ceramics group tour with Carol Gouthro, Seattle area

South Africa is a deeply rich, interesting country with amazing art, culture and craft .... I was surprised at the sophisticated nature of the cities ... I was inspired by the beauty of the landscape, the creativity of the artists and the warmth, generosity and camaraderie of the people we met ... Read more
Wow - What amazing plant variety!

Wow – What amazing plant variety!

Dr’s Cathy & Howard Lewis, Nottingham, UK.

We were drawn to this tour because it was the most ‘’plant’’ and ’’botanical’’ tour we could find ... it was probably the best we’ve ever done. We really enjoyed being introduced to knowledgable experts and kind friends. And we were looked after like royalty. ... Read more
Flourishing Art & Design Scene in Cape Town

Flourishing Art & Design Scene in Cape Town

Lisa Lindblad, New York, USA.

Marion’s knowledge of the Cape Town landscape has both the breadth and depth to take you on a meandering journey across the media & behind the scenes to meet with collectors, artists, teachers & innovators ... Read more
Exceptional tour guides on an extraordinary trip

Exceptional tour guides on an extraordinary trip

Rachael & David Long, Calif, USA

Marion has a remarkable ability to network and plan any trip of one’s interests and dreams. She has a wealth of contacts and is so knowledge about South Africa! ... Read more
You know the landscape, foodscape, funscape like you know how to breathe

You know the landscape, foodscape, funscape like you know how to breathe

Stan & Pam Hart, Woods Hole & Arizona, USA

Recommending an experience of a lifetime, tailored to us, is not hard. You deliver what you preach. You just know that there’s no such thing as one size fits all ... Read more
Truly a fun time filled with surprises and treats

Truly a fun time filled with surprises and treats

Sylvia & Mike Stouppe, Jan & Kathy Oliver, Mariota & Mark Humbolt, Myra Brown, Calif, USA

What was surprising was how many of ''your'' plants have ended up in ''our'' backyard. We thought the food was exceptional and wish that Californian wines prices were more like yours! ... Read more
Exquisite and absolutely magic time at The Art Fair

Exquisite and absolutely magic time at The Art Fair

Claudia Steinfels & Christian Norgren, Switzerland

Marion not only put a superb VIP-program together but was our dedicated guide, passionate about her country and helping us to understand South Africa better ... Read more
Encountering great art as well as superb artists

Encountering great art as well as superb artists

Damiana Leoni, Rome & Valeria Mondelli, Milan

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your great collaboration and for the effort you put in giving us such a great program for The Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF). ... Read more
Days in paradise - one of our best vacations ever

Days in paradise – one of our best vacations ever

Mikael & Leena Frisk, Helsinki

Today was another day in paradise, first Hamilton Russel wine estate & then we tasted the whole range of Peter Finlayson wines together with him ... Read more
An even better reality than my wildest dreams

An even better reality than my wildest dreams

Janet Harney, Little Rock, USA

Visiting South Africa had been a dream for 12-long years and then the stars aligned to make my trip an even better reality than my wildest dreams ... Read more
Wouldn't need much of an excuse to return

Wouldn’t need much of an excuse to return

Charlie & Susan Hyatt, Connecticut, USA

Reflecting on our time in the Cape, I imagine myself with an associate degree 40 years ago, walking about with 3 young doctorates and an expert historian. (Siri look out!) ... Read more
Under your guidance, a very enjoyable time

Under your guidance, a very enjoyable time

Wiebo Vaartjes & Simone Boon, Hong Kong

Under your guidance we had a very enjoyable and interesting time around Cape Town. We also spent a wonderful evening in the Fugard theatre & liked the musical Orpheus very very much! ... Read more
Discovering ''fynbos'' was the highlight

Discovering ”fynbos” was the highlight

Susan Lunn of Chicago Botanic Gardens & Joe Lunn, Chicago

Discovering the fynbos with Adam Harrower of Kirtstenbosch National Botanic Gardens while in the Cape, was the highlight of my 12-day botanical trip, with a bit of whale-watching thrown in ... Read more
Adding a fabulous dimension to things

Adding a fabulous dimension to things

James McQueen, Melbourne

It really was such a delight to see so many special treasures, and be taken to places that we really would have no hope of finding without your guidance and shit-hot curation! ... Read more
Appreciated getting the ‘inside scoop’

Appreciated getting the ‘inside scoop’

Erica Kritikides & friends, Melbourne

We have talked non-stop since returning home about how much we loved it! Getting the ‘inside scoop’ – both on wine but also South African culture more generally ... really helped to contextualise the rest of our visit ... Read more
A joy to be guided around significant locations

A joy to be guided around significant locations

Anne Redford, London

Time in Johannesburg with your specialist guide was amazing, It was a joy to be guided around significant locations like the Constitutional Court and hear much more ... than in the international media ... Read more
We met a series of truly brilliant, courageous people

We met a series of truly brilliant, courageous people

The Price Fam: Lee & Kathy - Washington; Eric - Texas; Gregory - Calif;

We all found our two weeks in South Africa to be among the best trips that we've ever taken. It is hard to pick high points. We spent quality time with a geologist, a botanist, 4 paleontologists - amongst others ... Read more
The most beautiful wine country in the world

The most beautiful wine country in the world

Blakesly & Cyril Chappellet, St Helena

The Cape Winelands are the most beautiful wine country in the world with dramatic mountains rising out of nowhere and the charming Cape Dutch architecture. ... with amazing levels of sophistication on the the wine farms ... ... Read more
You contributed greatly to the 2015 Art Fair

You contributed greatly to the 2015 Art Fair

Christine Cashmore, director: Cape Town Art Fair

I watched you design and handle the VIP programme with confidence and aplomb. Always professional and always with a smile. In 2013 there was certainly no path to follow. Now, with the third edition, what was achieved in such a short time was a miracle ... Read more
Trip that had the most profound effect on us

Trip that had the most profound effect on us

Aggie Gund - president emerita of MoMA - & fam & Gabriella de Ferrari

I have never had such a thoughtful and conscientious guide in all my years. You were so mindful of the range of ages and interests in our group. Gabriella and I especially enjoyed our visits with so many artists and galleries ... Read more